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Seth Meyers to host pre-Super Bowl NFL Honors

Late Night host Seth Meyers will try out another NBC show for an evening when he hosts the NFL Honors later this month. It won’t be the comedian’s first experience helming a sports-focused awards show: Meyers previously hosted ESPN’s ESPY Awards in 2010 and 2011.

The show, now in its fourth year, honors players with awards like Defensive Rookie of the Year and Performance Play of the Year. It will air the evening before the Super Bowl to kick off a football-filled weekend. READ FULL STORY

ESPN suspends Bill Simmons for calling NFL commish 'a liar'

Bill Simmons, one of ESPN’s most popular and outspoken personalities, was suspended by the network for three weeks after he ripped into embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and called him “a liar” during his weekly podcast with gambling pal Sal Iacono.

Goodell has been under increased media scrutiny since suspending Ray Rice for two games after the All-Pro running back was accused of beating his then-girlfriend, now-wife at an Atlantic City casino. After security footage of the brutal attack later emerged, outraging the public, the Baltimore Ravens released Rice and the NFL made his suspension indefinite. Goodell told CBS that the league had requested but never received the damning video, but that assertion is being challenged and seems unlikely to many journalists—including Simmons—who cover the NFL, an industry with an annual revenue of about $10 billion. READ FULL STORY

Tim Tebow joins 'Good Morning America'

Though Tim Tebow’s football career is currently on hold, the Heisman Trophy winner has found his latest gig, and it’s one that will still keep him on camera.


Johnny Manziel plummets at NFL Draft, drafted by Cleveland at No. 22

Johnny Manziel, the spectacular Texas A&M quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, was drafted by the Cleveland Browns — but only after sliding to the No. 22 pick in the NFL Draft. Manziel, who quickly became a Texas folk hero nicknamed Johnny Football in his freshman year at Texas A&M in 2012, was regarded as the draft’s top quarterback prospect and considered one of the frontrunners for the Houston Texans No. 1 pick. But the Texans went with sure-thing defensive superstar Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina instead, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who needed a quarterback and had the No. 3 pick, opted for Blake Bortles of Central Florida.

ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. had predicted that Manziel would be drafted by Tampa Bay at No. 7, but when the Buccaneers chose Manziel’s teammate, wide receiver Mike Evans, instead, the brash quarterback’s prospects began to drop, as one team after another passed on him. Cameras captured Manziel’s discomfort in Radio City Music Hall’s green room as time ticked by. But the Browns, who made three trades before the first round was even concluded, moved up four spots and selected Manziel at No. 22. The crowd roared its approval. “To be [in Cleveland], it feels right,” Manziel told ESPN’s Suzy Kolber. “Dawg Pound, here I come.” READ FULL STORY

'Last Resort': Nuclear sub goes ballistic over best quarterback ever debate -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

A nuclear submarine is no place for childish games. But living beneath the ocean for weeks at a time without fresh air and, apparently, sports talk-radio, has a way of putting an entire crew on edge. Look no further than the U.S.S. Colorado, whose officers view the football world very differently. Who’s the better quarterback? Eli or Peyton? (Or someone else…?)

Click below for a clever bit from the cast of ABC’s Last Resort. READ FULL STORY

Cee Lo Green, Mariah Carey, No Doubt contributing their voices to NFL

Football games this season are about to get some music star power.

It’ll all start at the first game of the NFL season, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, when Mariah Carey and No Doubt will perform a live pre-game show at Rockefeller Plaza. The hour-long show will air at 7:30 p.m. EST on NBC before the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys go head-to-head at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

No Doubt will be following up on another engagement with the NFL — they performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2003. READ FULL STORY


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